Officials said the concept fits three major tenets of Trump's "America First" foreign-policy frame: asserting more American leadership in the region, shifting the financial burden of security to allies, and providing for U.S.jobs at home (through the massive arms sales).
They will discuss its important contribution to the fight against extremism and terrorism. Visiting Saudi Arabia and attending the GCC summit is an excellent start.
Trump will also inaugurate a new center meant to fight radicalism and promote moderation.
President Donald Trump will travel to four countries over eight days for his first foreign trip as president.
During the presidential campaign, Trump proposed to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. and claimed he saw Muslims "clapping and cheering" as the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001, in a claim that has been disputed. Speaking on background, government officials said that they were not aware of any such flight - certainly not one that took place "in broad daylight" and was reported in the press. Saudi Arabia will also be keen on attracting United States investment as it rolls out its wide-ranging privatisation programme, that includes the listing of oil giant Saudi Aramco.
Trump is being urged to address what's happening in Yemen as the fight between the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels over the past two years has created a dire humanitarian situation.
Macron-Philippe taux de confiance mitigés dans l'opinion — Sondage
L'équipe, qui respecte la parité hommes-femmes, mêle juniors et seniors, poids lourds politiques et nouveaux visages. Côté sondages , ça ne commence pas très fort pour Emmanuel Macron et son Premier ministre, Edouard Philippe.
The Trump administration has heavily criticized the West's nuclear agreement with Iran that was backed by Obama.
"We all have the same enemy and we all want the same thing", a senior White House official told the Post.
"If he doesn't, the Saudis will have gotten the better deal", McCants said.
In one article, he wrote, "Islamic terrorists...have declared a death sentence on every man, woman and child living in this country". Instead, the focus will be on securing more multi-billion dollar military deals, advancing economic ties and isolating Iran, according to analysts.
All are members of the USA coalition striking Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, as well as among the world's top energy producers and biggest military spenders. "We look at actions", said Jubeir, repeating allegations about Iran's "aggressive" behaviour in the Middle East.
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